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The American Institute of Architects (AIA), the national organization for professional architects, is supported by regional and local chapters nationwide. The AIA offers a variety of publications pertaining to architecture and urban design, and maintains a complete architectural library.

American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20006 (202) 626-7300 Internet: http://www.aiaonline.com

The American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), a national nonprofit organization, promotes excellence in the graphic design profession through competitions, exhibitions, publications, professional seminars, educational activities, and projects in the public’s interest. AIGA has 30 geographically diverse chapters, each representing the graphic design profession on a local level. The institute sponsors a biennial conference and publishes a quarterly journal, The AIGA Journal of Graphic Design.

American Institute of Graphic Artists,164 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010 (212) 807-1990 Internet: http://www.aiga.org

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional organization for landscape architects. Its goal is to inform the public about the profession, land design, planning, and management issues. The Open Committee on the Rural Landscape provides a forum for landscape architects and other disciplines with an interest in agriculture and rural landscape matters.

American Society of Landscape Architects, 636 Eye St., NW, Washington, DC 20001-3736  (202) 898-2444  (202) 898-2444 , Internet: http://www.asla.org

Americans for the Arts, the national clearinghouse for arts board members, volunteers, and individuals, offers several publications, including Connections Monthly and Connections Quarterly as well as various books and annual conferences. In the past NALAA has worked on adaptive use and historic preservation projects for the performing arts.

Americans for the Arts, 1000 Vermont Ave., NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 371-2830 Internet: http://www.artsusa.org

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), a nonprofit membership organization, serves as the collective voice and service organization for arts agencies. NASAA provides professionals nteers with opportunities for information exchange, leadership development, and issues analysis. The organization publishes NASAA News and ArtView.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, 1029 Vermont Ave., NW, 2nd floor Washington, DC 20005 (202) 347-6352, Internet: http://www.nasaa-arts.org

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is a state funding agency that provides support for activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in New York State and helps to bring artistic programs of high quality to the citizens of the state. NYSCA has been directed by the state Legislature to maintain the “paramount position of this State in the nation and the world as a cultural center” through the support of nonprofit arts organizations in New York State.

New York State Council on the Arts, 915 Broadway, New York, NY 10010 (212) 387-7000 TDD:  1-800-895-9838  1-800-895-9838 , Internet: http://www.nysca.org

Partners for Livable Communities is an international coalition of more than 600 organizations and individuals committed to improving communities’ economic health and quality of life through collaborative resource management. Partners serves as a national resource center for information on the built and natural environments and offers a research and referral service on a broad range of community improvement projects. Partners publish a newsletter semiannually.

Partners for Livable Communities, 1429 21st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (202) 887-5990 FAX 202-466-4845, Internet: http://www.livable.com

Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a nonprofit organization, specializes in the planning, design, and management of public spaces. PPS’s objective is to improve public spaces so they are more usable, lively, safe, and enjoyable. PPS considers public spaces to include all of the areas, interior or exterior, publicly or privately owned, to which the public has access and which form the common life of a community. PPS provides a newsletter Update as well as various books and videos.

Project for Public Spaces, Inc., 153 Waverly Place, 4th floor, New York, NY 10014 (212) 620-5660, Internet: http://www.pps.org

Scenic America, a nonprofit membership organization, is devoted to protecting America’s scenic resources and community character. Scenic America conducts workshops and provides information and technical assistance on sign control, tree ordinances, scenic highways, growth management, and all forms of aesthetic regulation.

Scenic America, 801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Suite 300 Washington, DC 20003 (202) 543-6200, Internet: http://www.scenic.org

Scenic Hudson is a 36-year old non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the ecosystem, unique landscapes and historic fabric of New York’s Hudson Valley. Scenic Hudson’s work to enhance and protect the lands along the Hudson River between Albany and Manhattan has ensured a legacy of thousands of acres of ecologically significant tributaries and spawning grounds, working farms, historic view sheds, romantic landscapes, an entire mountain ridgeline, riverfront parks, wildlife preserves, even a civil war foundry.

Scenic Hudson, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 914-473-4440,Internet: http://www.scenichudson.org

The Society of Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), an international nonprofit organization, was founded to formalize graphic design as a profession, to increase public awareness of the discipline, and to promote high standards of professional conduct within the field. SEGD sponsors several award programs and conferences; publishes a quarterly newsletter, technical information, and a resource directory; and awards scholarships to fund student research projects in environmental graphic design.

Society of Environmental Graphic Design, 401 F St. NW, Suite 333, Washington DC 20001 (202) 638-5555 Internet: http://www.segd.org

The Waterfront Center, a nonprofit corporation, promotes urban waterfront enhancement through consulting and publications services. The Center publishes Waterfront World Spotlight Quarterly, as well as various books and reports.

Waterfront Center, 1622 Wisconson Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20007 (202) 337-0356, Internet: http://www.waterfrontcenter.org

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